Battling the Bad Bugs: New Strategies and Updates in the Environmental Disinfection World

  • Author: Deva Rea MPH, BSN, RN, CIC
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • 40:49

About this course

This course qualifies for 1 CE / 1 IPU and corresponds to the following Infection Prevention Unit (IPU) domain(s):

  • Identification of Infectious Disease Processes
  • Preventing/Controlling the Transmission of Infectious Agents
  • Environment of Care
  • Cleaning, Sterilization, Disinfection, Asepsis

At the end of this course, the learner shall be able to:

  • Explain the role of the environment in transmission of microbial pathogens and healthcare associated infections (HAIs)
  • Describe and discuss surface biofilms, their significance, and contribution to disease transmission
  • Summarize the best practices for environmental cleaning/disinfection
  • Identify and highlight new and emerging technologies in environmental disinfection including continuously active disinfection
  • Review evidence-based environmental infection prevention strategies for HAI prevention

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